02-28-2014 07:01 AM
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  1. ClickClack's Avatar
    What a beautiful device , the bulls , the screen the 1080p the colors etc - perfection ...

    Then I read the reviews , the articles the videos , this forum and what do I see? a device that falls way short of doing what a smart phone should do - I can't get notifications ? wait what?

    I see all kinds of bugs - ugh

    really ticked.
    02-26-2014 11:02 AM
  2. primortal's Avatar
    Other than no Glance support and I'm starting to get use to not having it. I've had no major issues with this phone and love it.

    I don't store a lot of music, take lengthy videos, nor am I a shutter bug, or have a lot of apps so the 32Gb storage is more than enough for me.

    There hasn't been a smartphone that has been released that doesn't have a bug or two an the Icon has no major show stoppers. And the ones that are legit bugs, we know Nokia will fix at some time.

    Too each is there own.
    Astropin and snowmutt like this.
    02-26-2014 11:06 AM
  3. Tom Gjonaj's Avatar
    yep i am a huge android fanboy, and former IOS fanboy. As my first windows phone im loving it. The app store needs improvement but I see more and more every day. Plus who needs all the dumb games IOS and Android has when we have Halo! lol

    I haven't had any issues so far, except the huge delay in app update notifications from the windows store.
    02-26-2014 11:09 AM
  4. madbiologist's Avatar
    What are your specific concerns beyond can't get notifications? All windows phones get notifications and show them through live tiles and also on the lock screen. If you don't pin an app/put it on the lock screen that you need notifications for then no you won't see them until you open the app.

    What you've said is not the same as not having a notification center like android or apple, but that feature is also coming in spring/summer if you desperately need that.

    What are you're other concerns about the phone that others with one might be able to address? Most reviews I've see except for the verge have been very positive about the icon (see endgadget, pocketnow, PC magazine, etc), so it's also unclear which source you're using. Fwiw I have a 920 so I can't comment outside if wp in general... But I'm happy to comment on that.
    02-26-2014 11:12 AM
  5. berty6294's Avatar
    I mean the hype of the device is accurate! You seem shocked that it is running WP which we knew it was going to have and have been familiar with it for quite a while now. As far as the hype for the device, I don't think the hype does it as much justice as it should!
    Astropin likes this.
    02-26-2014 11:15 AM
  6. mtalinm's Avatar
    OP's point is you can't tell without pressing a button whether there is a notification awaiting you. Most android phones have a light. Most windows phones have Glance. Not sure about fruit phones. I can't even tell whether this thing is charging unless I turn on the screen.
    02-26-2014 11:16 AM
  7. berty6294's Avatar
    OP's point is you can't tell without pressing a button whether there is a notification awaiting you. Most android phones have a light. Most windows phones have Glance. Not sure about fruit phones. I can't even tell whether this thing is charging unless I turn on the screen.
    IPhones dont have that feature either. Only certain android phones.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    02-26-2014 11:17 AM
  8. Tjarren's Avatar
    What a beautiful device , the bulls , the screen the 1080p the colors etc - perfection ...

    Then I read the reviews , the articles the videos , this forum and what do I see? a device that falls way short of doing what a smart phone should do - I can't get notifications ? wait what?

    I see all kinds of bugs - ugh

    really ticked.
    Look at my avatar and ask yourself what kind of person you really want to be ...
    02-26-2014 11:51 AM
  9. ClickClack's Avatar
    02-26-2014 11:57 AM
  10. BfnC's Avatar
    enough with the troll...
    02-26-2014 11:59 AM
  11. paulxxwall's Avatar
    hey how about you read this: 5" 1080p screen 99% would say perfect!! New quad core processor!!!! 32gb built in!! Qi wireless charging built in!!!!! Omg I'm on att don't get me started on qi!!!wp8.1 right around the corner, many will say its over for the competition...including me! My 1520 is so sweet and fast not the perfect size but not bad at all either. The icon with 5" 1080p is perfect with a bit more ppi than the 1520 so go buy this phone and you tell me if it sucks!!
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    02-26-2014 12:12 PM
  12. paulxxwall's Avatar
    yep i am a huge android fanboy, and former IOS fanboy. As my first windows phone im loving it. The app store needs improvement but I see more and more every day. Plus who needs all the dumb games IOS and Android has when we have Halo! lol

    I haven't had any issues so far, except the huge delay in app update notifications from the windows store.
    yeah same here seems like its been taking longer for app updates to show up!
    02-26-2014 12:13 PM
  13. Old_Cus's Avatar
    Just what did this "article" tell you about the phone itself? I'm not talking about the OS but the Icon.
    02-26-2014 12:22 PM
  14. Shouvik Mazumdar's Avatar
    I love the trolls who disguise as great journalists and cries the same app gap problem. A power user , have android , iOS bth , yet love my 1520 and trust me never missed any app. May be am dumb but thats how i am :)
    Editguy1900 and rav16 like this.
    02-26-2014 12:23 PM
  15. Starrbuck's Avatar
    OP's point is you can't tell without pressing a button whether there is a notification awaiting you. Most android phones have a light. Most windows phones have Glance. Not sure about fruit phones. I can't even tell whether this thing is charging unless I turn on the screen.
    iPhones don't have any indicators either.

    Wah, I have to press a button to see notifications. Cry me a river!
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    02-26-2014 12:26 PM
  16. mtalinm's Avatar
    iPhones don't have any indicators either.
    informative thank you.
    Wah, I have to press a button to see notifications. Cry me a river!
    Uninformative... how dare consumers have preferences!
    02-26-2014 12:32 PM
  17. ClickClack's Avatar
    People on this forum above are saying phone is buggy .

    You can't talk icon without talking OS. OS is like the bread of a sandwich - if the bread sucks so does the sangwich.
    02-26-2014 12:49 PM
  18. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    People on this forum above are saying phone is buggy .

    You can't talk icon without talking OS. OS is like the bread of a sandwich - if the bread sucks so does the sangwich.
    I haven't found a bug yet...
    snowmutt likes this.
    02-26-2014 01:09 PM
  19. Starrbuck's Avatar
    informative thank you.

    Uninformative... how dare consumers have preferences!
    Thanks, I like to please both sides in my posts. ;-)
    02-26-2014 01:09 PM
  20. Alain_A's Avatar
    I have seen a review yesterday that said the phone call quality is not quite good.....is it true?
    02-26-2014 01:19 PM
  21. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    I have seen a review yesterday that said the phone call quality is not quite good.....is it true?
    Call quality is as good as I've ever had on a cell phone.
    Astropin likes this.
    02-26-2014 01:22 PM
  22. Alain_A's Avatar
    Call quality is as good as I've ever had on a cell phone.
    ok,,,,that is what I read on c/net review....
    02-26-2014 01:29 PM
  23. xboxonthego3's Avatar
    Call quality is better than my HTC 8x. For some reason I always had a hard time understanding someone on my 8x. They sound a lot clearer on the Icon. The other side said they thought it was better as well. Not sure if that helps because you may not of had an 8x. Too many variables anyway. ha.
    02-26-2014 01:54 PM
  24. nasellok's Avatar
    Call quality is light years better than any smart phone ive ever had on Verizon - this includes the Blackberry Pearl, Blackberry Storm, Droid, Droid x, Galaxy Nexus, and even including my wifes Iphone 5s. Call volume seemed better than the 5s, and I haven't had any issues with dropped coverage / blind spots in NYC like I did with the Nexus.

    As for everything else - imho, this phone is the t1ts McGee phone of the year - best camera, best video capture, best screen, best build quality, and imho, best and most unique UI experience. Every Iphone and Crapdroid toting friend I have is envious of it, ive personally converted (2) android users to WP. My iphone friends are so "invested in the ecosystem" with their apps, and apple TV's, and macbooks, etc. they wont switch, but to the average Droid user, I think its about time to make "the switch". I don't think google needs to be taken down, I think they just need to be knocked off their high horse a bit - maybe MS gets that 10-15% market share, and we actually get a gmail app for the platform.........not that id use it out of spite. Heremaps is better than google maps, outlook is better than Gmail, although im having some issues after I set up gmail forwarding to my outlook account.
    Astropin likes this.
    02-26-2014 01:57 PM
  25. Zippier's Avatar
    yeah same here seems like its been taking longer for app updates to show up!
    Check out this thread: http://forums.windowscentral.com/nok...date-woes.html
    02-26-2014 02:11 PM
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